Category Archives: 2011

Venezuela and International Law by Urs P. Gasche, Feb 5, 2019

International law professors explain a US military incursion in Venezuela would violate the UN Charter. “All nations must desist from any threat or use of force in their international relations.” The media and government denounce violations of international law very … Continue reading

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Herbert Marcuse: The One-Dimensional Man

Herbert Marcuse: The One-Dimensional Man Herbert Marcuse: The One-Dimensional Man by Jan Schuttler, Juliane Scholz and Yvonne Rudolph, grin.com “Manipulation of needs” is one of the control instruments. Rulers change needs through manipulation. False needs are needs imposed from above … Continue reading

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Market Economy: The Superrich Endanger Democracy by Colin Crouch, 6/5/2019, Die Zeit

There are two main reasons why many observers are beginning to question the assumption — previously taken for granted — that capitalism and democracy are firm allies. First, modern capitalism is global, while democracy is mainly rooted at national and … Continue reading

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From Enlightenment to the Counter-Enlightenment

by Stephan Schulmeister FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO THE COUNTER-ENLIGHTENMENT Brilliant minds elevated “the market” into a “higher being” of the postmodern age to which we must submit. The primacy of the market replaced the primacy of politics. A little contribution … Continue reading

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How Russiagate replaced Analysis of the 2016 Election by Rick Sterling, May 19, 19 dissident voice.org

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The US under President Trump: Gravedigger of International Law by Stefan Talmon

The US under President Trump: Gravedigger of International Lawby Stefan Talmon, 3/27/2019 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/05/437527.shtml Prof. Stefan Talmon is the director of the Institute for International Law at the University of Bonn The US collaboratively built international law and its institutions and … Continue reading

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We the Scattered in the Insult Society

We the Scattered in the insult SocietyHans-Peter Martin, Sept 24, 2018 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/05/437504.shtml Hans-Peter Martin is the author of “Game Over. Prosperity for a Few, Democracy for No One, and Nationalism for Everyone” (2018). Now it is Game over for the … Continue reading

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What is a Crisis? A Retrospect on the 2008 Economic and Financial Crisis

by Walter Otto Otsch and Styephan Puhringer, 5/2/2019 What is a Crisis? Retrospect on the 2008 Economic and Financial Crisisby Walter Otto Otsch and Stephan Puhringer, May 2, 2019 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/05/437484.shtmlThe economic guild interprets crisis through an ideological lens. The financial … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and the Wealth Tax

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and the Wealth Tax by Roman Berger and Thomas Piketty, March 2019http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/05/437468.shtml Warren’s proposal earmarks a 2% tax on wealth between $50 million and a billion and a 3% tax on wealth over a billion. Between … Continue reading

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Please Disrupt Capitalism! and The Return of Hope

Please Disrupt Capitalism! and The Return of Hopeby Andreya Schneider-Dorr and Horst Eberleinhttp://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/05/437450.shtml The old quotation from Gramsci describes our plight: “The old dies and the new cannot come into the world. It is the time of the monster.” The … Continue reading

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